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New HTPC Build Help - Ceton 4 PVR

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April 23, 2012 2:52:54 PM

Looking to build HTPC/DVR. I have WHS v1 that houses all my dvd rips. This build will be the central tv server for ceton 4 tuner. It will need to record 4 shows at once, stream to 2 tvs max with room for more in future. Will need to play full 3DBR rips and stream.

Items I have - 64GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Remote for WMC. Internal Blu Ray Drive.

Will run windows 7 + WMC (XBMC plugin)

nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 5000B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - $49.99

Ceton InfiniTV 4 Quad-tuner Card for Watching Digital Cable TV on the PC, PCI-Express x1 Interface - $198.99

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $44.99 (- another $20 for rebate)

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G - $48.99 (- another $10 rebate)

Scythe SCBSK-2100 120mm Sleeve BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B CPU Cooler - $47.99

ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX
Combo deal - $199.98


Grand Total: $590.93
+ $25 shipping

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April 23, 2012 2:55:05 PM

Prefer going amd route as with i3/i5 I would have to purchase gt 430 video card. Ive read that the a8 with integrated graphics is enough to handle everything I need. Do I need case fans? Any recommendations on silent case fans?
April 23, 2012 3:25:49 PM

I will be using jailbroken apple tv running pseudotv in bedroom to watch content from ceton. Also will stream to Ipads, iphones, laptops.
April 24, 2012 9:27:43 PM

Anybody have an oppinion?
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